Whether you’re a busy mum or a new cook fumbling your way around the kitchen, the rice cooker is definitely your best friend. Be it turning out warm, fluffy rice for dinner or used in these easy rice cooker recipes in Singapore, you’ll soon find the rice cooker is the modern-day version of a magic pot! Preparation takes little time and effort — simply put your ingredients in the pot and come back to find a hearty meal waiting for you! From Korean-style sauna eggs (yes, just like the ones in popular K-dramas) to bibimbap and even pineapple upside down cake, check out these nine easy one pot rice cooker recipes to make right here in Singapore!
1. Soft, Fluffy White Bread
Breadmaking is usually seen as a challenge, what with all that kneading and proofing but your rice cooker is here to save the day. While we recommend using a rice cooker with a baking function, you can also use a standard rice cooker (though this will require a longer cook time). Bonus: this easy rice cooker recipe in Singapore doesn’t use any eggs, milk or butter, which makes it perfect for vegans too!
Prep time: 2.5 hours
Cook time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12 portions
- 300g bread flour
- 30g sugar
- 4g yeast
- 200ml lukewarm water
- 30ml vegetable oil, plus more to coat the rice cooker base
- Dissolve sugar and yeast (available on Shopee Supermarket) in a cup of lukewarm water, then cover and leave to stand for a few minutes. Your mixture should look puffy and bubbly
- In a large bowl, pour the yeast mixture into bread flour (available on Shopee Supermarket) and stir to mix until a rough dough forms
- Turn out onto a work surface and knead vegetable oil (available on Shopee Supermarket) into the dough, bit by bit at a time
- Continue kneading the dough until all the oil has been incorporated
- Shape the dough into a smooth ball and let rise in a covered bowl for 45 minutes or until double in size
- Sprinkle some flour on the dough, deflate it and turn it out onto a work surface. Knead into a long cylinder.
- Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces and shape into individual balls
- Place the dough balls side by side in your oiled rice cooker pot, then close and let rise for another 30 minutes till they double in size. Make sure your rice cooker is switched off!
- If your rice cooker has a bake function, select it and bake for 25 minutes. If not, select the standard rice cooking mode and bake for about 50 minutes
- Flip out your fluffy bread rolls and serve while still warm!
2. KFC Rice
This KFC rice recipe first gained traction among home cooks in Japan, then spread far and wide across the Internet thanks to its reputation for being deceptively simple to make and being ‘finger lickin’ good’! This is a great way to use up leftover KFC, and it also makes for a flavourful and hearty dinner or even a wholesome meal prep recipe if you replace the chicken skin with some fresh veggies. Ready to try this one pot rice cooker recipe in Singapore? We sure are!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 – 6 portions
- 2 cups uncooked rice
- 840ml water
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 2-3 pieces of original recipe KFC chicken
- 1 tsp chicken stock powder
- Scallions or parsley to garnish (optional)
- Combine chicken stock powder (available on Shopee Supermarket) with water to form chicken stock. Make sure there’s enough liquid to cook the rice.
- Wash the rice and combine with the chicken stock and soy sauce (available on Shopee Supermarket) in the rice cooker pot
- Place the chicken meat (on the bone) on top of the rice and leave to cook in the rice cooker for about 40-45 minutes until done
- Serve while warm and garnish with scallions or parsley
3. Muah Chee
Muah chee is a favourite nostalgic snack among many Singaporeans! It brings us back to a time of exploring pasar malams and watching the aunty cut up sticky dough with a pair of scissors, then rolling the little chewy morsels in crushed sweet peanuts. While muah chee may seem difficult to make, this Singapore rice cooker recipe needs only a few ingredients and minimal equipment to work its magic!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
- 300g glutinous rice flour
- 500ml water
- 150g peanut powder
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp sugar or more to taste
- Cooking oil to coat the rice cooker base
- Combine glutinous rice flour (available on Shopee Supermarket) and water in a large bowl
- Mix and ensure that the muah chee mixture is smooth and lump-free
- Grease your rice cooker pot with a bit of cooking oil (available on Shopee Supermarket)
- Pour the muah chee mixture into the rice cooker pot and cook for 3 minutes
- Open pot. Gently stir the mixture and cook again for 3 minutes
- Repeat step 4-5 until you get a sticky dough consistency
- When done, add sesame oil (available on Shopee Supermarket) into the cooked rice cake and stir to mix well
- Combine peanut powder (available on Ming’s Group Pte Ltd) and sugar (available on Shopee Supermarket) in another clean bowl
- Slice the muah chee into smaller pieces and coat in the peanut mixture
- Serve while warm to ensure optimal chewiness!
4. Japanese Cheesecake
A Japanese cheesecake is easily identifiable by its soft, tender crumb and subtle sweetness. You can make this easy rice cooker recipe in Singapore without complex baking equipment or an oven. All you need are ingredients, 1.5 hours and a trusty rice cooker for this one pot rice cooker recipe! Serve it for teatime or dessert and decorate with fruits or whipped cream to impress your family members.
- 6 eggs
- 250g cream cheese at room temperature
- 280g sugar, divided in half
- 100ml warm milk
- 60g melted butter, plus a little more to coat the rice cooker base
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 60g cake flour
- 20g corn starch
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 slices
- Separate the eggs with an egg yolk separator (available on Shopee Supermarket)
- In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, cream cheese and sugar (available on Shopee Supermarket) until lump-free
- Pour in the warm milk and melted butter and whisk until smooth
- Stir in lemon juice, cake flour (available on Shopee Supermarket), corn starch (available on Lim Siang Huat Your Groceries Store) and a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine until lump-free.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites and the rest of the sugar with an electric whisk until a meringue with stiff peaks form
- Carefully fold a third of the meringue at a time into the cream cheese mixture, making sure the meringue doesn’t deflate too much.
- Butter the rice cooker pot and pour in the cheesecake batter
- Cook for 50 minutes
- Turn the cake out, slice and serve with fresh fruits or whipped cream!
5. Claypot Chicken Rice
Every Singaporean foodie loves indulging in a piping hot bowl of claypot chicken rice! Known as a one-pot wonder, it boasts a chock-full of flavoursome ingredients such as Chinese sausage, mushrooms and salted fish. Prepare this easy rice cooker recipe in Singapore and enjoy this comfort food anytime you wish!
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Servings: 7 – 8 portions
- 2.5 cups uncooked rice
- 625ml water
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 piece of chinese sausage, sliced
- 3 pieces of ‘wet’ salted fish
- 1 tbsp ginger juice (grate ginger and press down using a spoon to extract juice)
- 5 pieces of dried salted fish
- 1 tsp shaoxing wine
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 tsp cornstarch or tapioca flour
- 5 dried mushrooms, soaked and cut
- 600g chicken thigh
- 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
- A handful of bok choy
- Wash rice thoroughly and combine with water in the rice cooker pot. Cook the rice as normal.
- Marinate the chicken and mushroom in ginger juice, oyster sauce, sesame oil (available on Shopee Supermarket), shaoxing wine and cornstarch
- In an oiled frying pan, saute the dried salted fish till golden brown, then set aside
- In the same frying pan, saute the Chinese sausage (available on Shopee Supermarket) for a few minutes. Drain the oil and set it aside.
- Once the rice has cooked for about 30 minutes, place the wet salted fish (available on Shopee Supermarket), chicken thigh (available on Kee Song), mushrooms (available on Shopee Supermarket) and bok choy in a thin layer over the rice and let cook for 10 minutes
- Remove the bok choy and continue cooking the rest of the ingredients for another 10 minutes
- Once done, drizzle dark soy sauce over the ingredients
- Scatter the sauteed salted fish over the top as well, then mix well
- Serve while warm!
6. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
If you’re running out of dessert ideas, here’s a delicious Eurasian favourite that will satisfy those with a sweet tooth! Pineapple upside down cake is an easy Singapore rice cooker cake recipe that’s bursting with tropical flavours. This cake is a rare sight in our local bakeries and will definitely wow your followers on Instagram with its beautiful presentation.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 60 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
- 150g sugar
- 85g cream cheese at room temperature
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp pineapple juice
- 5 tbsp melted butter
- 120g pancake mix
- 113g butter
- 200g brown sugar
- 7 slices canned pineapple
- 7 maraschino cherries
- Fold together cream cheese and sugar with a baking spatula until smooth
- Whisk in eggs, making sure that your mixture is lump-free
- Add in pineapple juice, pancake mix (available on Shopee Supermarket) and melted butter. Whisk until smooth.
- In a pot, melt together butter and brown sugar (available on Shopee Supermarket). Let it come to a simmer until a golden-brown caramel sauce is formed.
- Pour the caramel sauce into your rice cooker pot. Arrange the pineapple slices (available on Shopee Supermarket) in a single layer over the sauce and place the maraschino cherries in the centre of each pineapple slice.
- Once your fruits have been neatly arranged, pour your cake batter on top and cook for an hour
- Flip out on a plate and serve as an after-dinner dessert!
7. Korean Sauna-style Eggs
You can also cook Korean sauna-style eggs in your electric rice cooker! These eggs are known to feature heavily in several Korean dramas such as Crash Landing On You, Secret Garden and The Legend of the Blue Sea! They differ from normal boiled eggs in that they are light brown on the inside and have a roasted, nutty flavour. While they’re traditionally cooked with hot steam emanating from the sauna, you’ll be delighted to know that you can try this one pot rice cooker recipe in Singapore with a regular rice cooker too!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 – 8 servings
- 6-8 eggs, depending on the size of your rice cooker
- Arrange the eggs at the bottom of your rice cooker — fit as many as you can in a single layer
- Pour enough water to cover the bottom half of your eggs
- Sprinkle the tops of your eggs evenly with salt (available on Shopee Supermarket)
- Begin your rice cooker cycle. Once complete, soak the eggs in cold water for a few minutes.
- Peel and serve as a snack to accompany your K-drama inspired meal!
8. Rice Cooker Bibimbap
Tired of Korean delivery meals? DIY your bibimbap with this easy one pot rice cooker recipe in Singapore! We love how customisable the ingredients are! You can add anything you want — the brighter the colours, the better!
Prep time: ~10 minutes
Cook time: ~30-40 minutes
Servings: 4 – 6 servings
For crispy rice
- 2 cup of rice (short grain rice)
- Sesame oil
Toppings (you can change to any toppings you like)
- 1 cup carrots (cut into strips)
- 1 cup zucchini (cut into strips)
- An egg
- 1 cup mushroom (cut into thin slices)
- 1 cup beef (cut into strips)
- A cup of kimchi
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp gochujang (Korean hot chilli paste)
- 1 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp rice vinegar or 1 tsp lemon juice
- Add some cooking oil to the rice cooker. Crack an egg into the rice cooker, close the lid of the rice cooker and select the ‘Cook’ mode. Set aside once done.
- Top up the oil. Add carrots (available on Shopee Supermarket) and fry them. Set aside once done or soft enough.
- Add zucchini (available on GrocerKing Official Store), mushrooms and beef (available on Tasty Food Affair) separately. Cook each of the ingredients and set aside once done.
- To prepare the bibimbap sauce, add gochujang (Korean hot chilli paste) (available on SL Foods Official Store) into a glass bowl.
- Throw in minced garlic, sugar, water and rice vinegar (available on Shopee Supermarket) or lemon juice. Finally, add soy sauce and mix well.
- To make the crispy rice, start by coating the base of the rice cooker with sesame oil (available on Shopee Supermarket).
- Add two cups of cooked short-grain rice (available on Shopee Supermarket)
- into the rice cooker. Close the lid of the rice cooker and select the ‘Cook’ mode. Ensure that the rice cooker does not shift to any other mode.
- When you hear sizzling sounds, or if the rice starts to brown, you’ll know it’s done.
- Assemble the cooked ingredients on the rice, top it with the fried egg, some kimchi (available on Shopee Supermarket) and a little bit of the bibimbap sauce. You can add more if you like.
- It’s ready to serve. Mix it up and get ready to dig in!
9. Salmon Miso Rice Cooker
Doesn’t this already look delicous? This Salmon Miso Rice Cooker recipe in Singapore is easy to prepare and is a hearty lunch meal that’ll help you power through the rest of the day. Plan ahead and get the ingredients you need for this one pot rice cooker recipe. The serving for two also makes it a great dish to prepare for your other half too!
Prep time: ~ 10 minutes
Cook time: ~50 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
- Half cup of edamame
- 1 cup rice
- 220ml water
- Hijiki seaweed
- 3 tsp miso paste
- 1 tsp mirin
- 1 salmon fillet
- 2 slices butter
- 1 tsp light soy sauce
- Handful of furikake
- Extract the edamame pods (available on PickMe Official Store)
- Pour one cup of rice into the rice cooker. Wash and rinse the rice.
- Sprinkle hijiki seaweed (available on Northsea Singapore) on top of the rice
- Add the edamame pods
- To prepare miso water, mix two tablespoons of miso paste (available on Shopee Supermarket) with more than one cup water
- Pour the miso water into the rice cooker
- Cook the rice at normal rice cooker mode as per normal
- To marinate the salmon fillet (available on TankFully Fresh Official Store), add two teaspoons miso paste, one teaspoon mirin and one teaspoon light soy sauce (both available on Shopee Supermarket) onto the fillet. Rub the paste and sauce all over the fillet, making sure that all the edges are covered.
- About 30 minutes after the rice has started to cook, open the lid of the rice cooker. Add the salmon fillet on top and pour the remaining sauce over the fillet.
- Place two slices of butter on each side of the fillet. Close the lid and let the rice and salmon cook for another 15-20 minutes.
- Once cooked, open the lid of the cooker. The butter should have fully melted as well.
- Sprinkle some furikake on top of the rice
- Use a spatula to cut the salmon into chunks before giving the rice a good mix. Serve in a rice bowl and top it off with some ikura (available on 9s Seafood)!
Cooking made easy with delicious one pot rice cooker recipes in Singapore
You don’t have to be an experienced chef to whip up a fantastic feast! These rice cooker recipes in Singapore are a great way to treat your loved ones and are easy meals to prepare for when you’re pressed for time. For added convenience, check out these meat delivery vendors in Singapore who’re sure to provide you with the freshest ingredients! Or if you’d like to whip up a beverage to accompany your meal, why not try our easy yet yummy bubble tea recipes to quench your thirst? While you’re at it, make cooking at home even more of a breeze with Shopee’s curated collection of Shopee Supermarket items!
This article was updated on 8 June 2021. Additional research done by Rajveen Kaur Aujla.